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Radio Almanac with Orson Welles

One of the greatest anthology series in radio history, Almanac concentrated on classic literature such as " Treasure Island," "The Count of Monte Cristo" and "Dracula.

20 old time radio show recordings
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"Groucho Marx"



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Orson Welles
Orson Welles, star and creator of Radio AlmanacVariety (music, drama) (1941-1944)

Orson Welles' Radio Almanac, aka Orson Welles Theater, broadcast from 1941-1942. After a year of rest and sun lazing, Orson Welles once again opened the show in 1944.The cast featured many old Mercury Theater favorites, including Agnes Moorehead, Rita Hayworth, John Barrymore, and Ray Collins. Lucille Ball, Groucho Marx, Charles Laughton, Betty Hutton, Monty Woolley, Mary Boland, Dennis Day, Lana Turner, Susan Hayward, Ruth Terry, and Jimmy Durante also appeared in the 1944 shows.

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Orson himself directs and acts in the show. Dramatized short stories, as well as comedy and variety abound, with a sprinkling of popular singers.

Unfortunately, Welles (who was notoriously difficult to work with) had brawls with his sponsor, Mobil Oil, so the show only lasted a short run.

See also the extensive Orson Welles Collection.

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These classic recordings are available in the following formats:
  • MP3 CDs are delivered by mail. These archival quality MP3 CDs are playable in your computer and many MP3 player devices.



    20 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 9 hours, 24 min
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      20 shows - total playtime 9 hours 24 minutes
      1. Orson Welles Radio Almanac 440126 01 Groucho Marx.mp3
      2. Orson Welles Radio Almanac 440223 05 Hedda Hopper.mp3
      3. Orson Welles Radio Almanac 440301 06 Victor Moore.mp3
      4. Orson Welles Radio Almanac 440308 07 Lucille Ball.mp3
      5. Orson Welles Radio Almanac 440315 08 Charles Laughton.mp3
      6. Orson Welles Radio Almanac 440322 09 Betty Hutton.mp3
      7. Orson Welles Radio Almanac 440329 10 Mary Boland.mp3
      8. Orson Welles Radio Almanac 440405 11 Dennis Day.mp3
      9. Orson Welles Radio Almanac 440412 12 Monty Woolley.mp3
      10. Orson Welles Radio Almanac 440503 15 Lucille Ball Fragment.mp3
      11. Orson Welles Radio Almanac 440517 17 Ann Sothern.mp3
      12. Orson Welles Radio Almanac 440524 18 Lee Lyn Wilde L.Collier.mp3
      13. Orson Welles Radio Almanac 440531 19 Marjorie Reynolds.mp3
      14. Orson Welles Radio Almanac 440607 20 Dday Program.mp3
      15. Orson Welles Radio Almanac 440614 21 Texarkana Program.mp3
      16. Orson Welles Radio Almanac 440621 22 Martha Odriscoll.mp3
      17. Orson Welles Radio Almanac 440628 23 Lynn Bari.mp3
      18. Orson Welles Radio Almanac 440705 24 Lana Turner.mp3
      19. Orson Welles Radio Almanac 440712 25 Susan Hayward.mp3
      20. Orson Welles Radio Almanac 440719 26 Ruth Terry.mp3
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    20 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 9 hours, 24 min
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      20 shows - total playtime 9 hours 24 minutes
      1. Orson Welles Radio Almanac 440126 01 Groucho Marx.mp3
      2. Orson Welles Radio Almanac 440223 05 Hedda Hopper.mp3
      3. Orson Welles Radio Almanac 440301 06 Victor Moore.mp3
      4. Orson Welles Radio Almanac 440308 07 Lucille Ball.mp3
      5. Orson Welles Radio Almanac 440315 08 Charles Laughton.mp3
      6. Orson Welles Radio Almanac 440322 09 Betty Hutton.mp3
      7. Orson Welles Radio Almanac 440329 10 Mary Boland.mp3
      8. Orson Welles Radio Almanac 440405 11 Dennis Day.mp3
      9. Orson Welles Radio Almanac 440412 12 Monty Woolley.mp3
      10. Orson Welles Radio Almanac 440503 15 Lucille Ball Fragment.mp3
      11. Orson Welles Radio Almanac 440517 17 Ann Sothern.mp3
      12. Orson Welles Radio Almanac 440524 18 Lee Lyn Wilde L.Collier.mp3
      13. Orson Welles Radio Almanac 440531 19 Marjorie Reynolds.mp3
      14. Orson Welles Radio Almanac 440607 20 Dday Program.mp3
      15. Orson Welles Radio Almanac 440614 21 Texarkana Program.mp3
      16. Orson Welles Radio Almanac 440621 22 Martha Odriscoll.mp3
      17. Orson Welles Radio Almanac 440628 23 Lynn Bari.mp3
      18. Orson Welles Radio Almanac 440705 24 Lana Turner.mp3
      19. Orson Welles Radio Almanac 440712 25 Susan Hayward.mp3
      20. Orson Welles Radio Almanac 440719 26 Ruth Terry.mp3
  • Standard Audio CDs are delivered by mail on archival quality media with up to 60 minutes on each CD and play in all CD players



    20 recordings on 10 Audio CDs
    total playtime 9 hours, 24 min

    Disc A001

    1. Orson Welles Radio Almanac 440126 01 Groucho Marx
    2. Orson Welles Radio Almanac 440223 05 Hedda Hopper

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    Disc A002

    1. Orson Welles Radio Almanac 440301 06 Victor Moore
    2. Orson Welles Radio Almanac 440308 07 Lucille Ball

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    Disc A003

    1. Orson Welles Radio Almanac 440315 08 Charles Laughton
    2. Orson Welles Radio Almanac 440322 09 Betty Hutton

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    Disc A004

    1. Orson Welles Radio Almanac 440329 10 Mary Boland
    2. Orson Welles Radio Almanac 440405 11 Dennis Day

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    Disc A005

    1. Orson Welles Radio Almanac 440412 12 Monty Woolley
    2. Orson Welles Radio Almanac 440503 15 Lucille Ball Fragment
    3. Orson Welles Radio Almanac 440517 17 Ann Sothern

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    Disc A006

    1. Orson Welles Radio Almanac 440524 18 Lee Lyn Wilde L.Collier
    2. Orson Welles Radio Almanac 440531 19 Marjorie Reynolds

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    Disc A007

    1. Orson Welles Radio Almanac 440607 20 Dday Program
    2. Orson Welles Radio Almanac 440614 21 Texarkana Program

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    Disc A008

    1. Orson Welles Radio Almanac 440621 22 Martha Odriscoll
    2. Orson Welles Radio Almanac 440628 23 Lynn Bari

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    Disc A009

    1. Orson Welles Radio Almanac 440705 24 Lana Turner
    2. Orson Welles Radio Almanac 440712 25 Susan Hayward

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    Disc A010

    1. Orson Welles Radio Almanac 440719 26 Ruth Terry

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